Flawless trade mission travel

If you are a trade organisation or public sector body organising a trade mission, market visit or delegation to global locations, we remove the stress by managing the whole end-to-end programme for you.  
We are hugely passionate about growing the UK brand and supporting international trade through helping groups to source new markets, attend exhibitions and forge new business relationships for groups travelling globally. We know our stuff and can help you avoid the time and administrative impact of leading a mission or delegation.

Fuelling international trade

We’re proud to create proactive travel management strategies that encourage British commerce overseas. As a travel management company with a difference, we connect businesses with international markets, create unique trade missions for organisations that want to form ties with new markets, and help you to plan for long-term growth.

Quality, safety, and wellbeing shouldn’t come at a premium. With Good Travel Management, enjoy competitive rates without compromise.

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Designed around your objectives

Trade missions are different every time, depending upon the makeup of the group and companies, the industry sector, the purpose of the visit, and objectives and outcomes. We’ve worked with leading organisations and government departments to deliver trade missions for many years, and understand the unique challenges and demands. With strong local knowledge of cities around the world, and partners globally to support us on the ground, we will help you deliver an optimum experience for your group.

We'll save you money in the process

Groups travelling together can often benefit from reductions in costs, flexibility for changes, and added value benefits such as specialist check in and baggage allowance. We have relationships with airlines, hotels and industry partners globally, meaning we can help you minimise costs without compromising on the quality and safety of your group.
We are experts at bringing together business delegations to overseas markets.

Trade mission locations

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • The Americas
  • Middle East & North Africa

Dedicated Trade Mission Management Team

When you choose Good Travel Management, you’re making a strategic decision that will enable you to carry out trade missions in a fully optimised way. Our trade mission specialists will remain by your side at every stage and apply a proactive approach to ensure your trade missions are built for success. Any problems or unexpected events that arise will be dealt with by our trade mission management team,

The Mission

Trade missions require a huge volume of research carrying out before anything goes ahead. This includes checking Government departments such as DBT (Department for Business and Trade) for the destination you wish to visit, as well as understanding the requirements put in place by specific countries and territories. A variety of considerations are at play here, such as whether you require a VISA, any vaccinations that may be needed before travelling, and even checking if there are any national or religious holidays that may affect your plans. Needless to say, we’ll conduct all of this research for you and keep you up to speed throughout the process.

The Marketing of the Mission

We’re proud to offer a comprehensive approach to managing trade missions for our clients, including the planning and implementation of all aspects of their marketing. This involves creating strong branding and messaging for your trade missions, promoting them to relevant businesses who are looking to expand overseas, and liaising with all interested parties. This will help you to achieve the desired results faster, more efficiently and to a greater level thanks to our decades of experience and expansive network.

The Planning and Documentation

All of the above needs to be fully documented to ensure flawless accountability and compliance. Our trade mission specialists will manage all of this planning and documentation for you, including the creation of a precise timeline that shows how the trade mission will flow from start to finish. Every piece of paperwork will be completed and instantly available when you require it, resulting in a smooth and efficient trade mission with your peace of mind at its core.

The Movement of the Mission

As business travel specialists, we can of course organise all of your travel requirements too. From booking flights, trains and road travel to managing your accommodation and even booking dinner reservations, we’ll create a fully customised travel plan that fulfils your needs, satisfies your preferences and fits perfectly into your budget. In the process, we’ll secure you the best deals and factor in any loyalty schemes that you’re signed up to, as well as let you know about other money-saving opportunities that may be available.

Duty of Care

As part of our commitment to providing exceptional corporate travel management services, your trade missions will be treated with the utmost duty of care. Traveller safety and wellbeing are top priorities, so we’ll ensure that every stage of your trade mission is planned around individual requirements and even provide live traveller tracking through our easy-to-use online platform. We also remain available around the clock, giving your travellers the reassurance that they’ll have a dedicated travel management expert available for information and advice at all times

It's trading time!

We have vast experience in working with dedicated associations that encourage international trade, as well as a dedicated trade missions team that works with British businesses to develop trade pathways to their desired markets. If you like the sound of this, get in touch with Good Travel Management today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. Feel free to get in touch with our team directly and we’d be happy to answer any queries you have.

A trade mission is a pre-planned, organised trip by businesses and government representatives to foreign countries with the goal of forging international relationships, exploring potential markets, and establishing export contracts. It’s an excellent way for businesses to explore opportunities in new markets with the support and credibility of being part of an official delegation.

Good Travel Management takes a proactive approach to supporting British commerce overseas. We not only connect businesses with international markets but also offer tailor-made trade missions aligned with your unique objectives. Leveraging our local knowledge and established partnerships, we ensure your missions are both economical and effective.

Yes, although we highlight some key regions like Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East & North Africa, our extensive network and expertise allow us to organise trade missions to other parts of the world as well. Please get in touch with our team to discuss specific destinations.

Quality, safety, and well-being are at the forefront of our services. We meticulously plan each mission with these factors in mind, leveraging our local knowledge to ensure all aspects of the mission, from travel to accommodation, adhere to the highest safety standards.

Good Travel Management has formed numerous partnerships and memberships across the travel industry, allowing us to procure competitive rates for our clients. This network, combined with our in-house expertise, ensures that you benefit from cost efficiencies without compromising on quality.

Our Dedicated Trade Mission Management Team oversees every aspect of the trade mission, ensuring everything runs smoothly. From planning to execution, they are your primary point of contact, ensuring that the mission aligns with your objectives, adheres to safety protocols, and achieves the desired outcomes.

To ensure a successful trade mission, thorough preparation is essential.

Firstly, it’s important for businesses to understand the dynamics of the market they are heading to. Setting clear, actionable objectives for what they hope to achieve during the mission is the next crucial step.

Additionally, becoming familiar with the local customs and business etiquette can make interactions smoother and more productive. It’s also beneficial to schedule any meetings or site visits in advance if possible.

To aid in this preparation, Good Travel Management provides detailed itineraries, relevant market research, and logistical support. We also conduct briefings and workshops to assist attendees in maximising the benefits of their trade mission.